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Obama threatens to veto House GOP bill on Syrian refugees

WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House on Wednesday threatened a presidential veto of House Republican legislation aimed at increasing screenings for Syrian and Iraqi refugees before they enter the United States, calling new requirements in the bill "untenable."

November 18, 2015 | | Nation


Students want Woodrow Wilson’s name removed from Princeton

PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) - Students staged a protest Wednesday inside the office of Princeton University's president, demanding the school remove the name of former school president and U.S. President Woodrow Wilson from programs and buildings over what they said was his racist legacy.

November 18, 2015 | | Nation


Girl testifies against parents in Arizona imprisonment case

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - One of three young sisters who authorities say were imprisoned in an Arizona home for months testified Wednesday that her mother and stepfather monitored the girls with video cameras, awoke them at night to march in place, and forced them to urinate and defecate in their bedroom closets.

November 18, 2015 | | Nation


House bill would limit calorie labels

WASHINGTON (AP) - Supermarkets and pizza chains would get some relief from government calorie labeling rules under legislation approved by a House committee Wednesday.

November 18, 2015 | | Nation


$2M awarded to man who had surgery on wrong side of brain

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - The family of an Arkansas man left in an impaired state after an operation on the wrong side of his brain has been awarded $2 million by the state's claims commission.

November 18, 2015 | | Nation


Group blasts ‘unsafe’ toys

BOSTON (AP) - Dinosaur claws inspired by the movie "Jurassic World" and a quick-folding trampoline are among the items on a consumer watchdog group's annual list of hazardous toys released Wednesday.

November 18, 2015 | | Nation


Target profit climbs as traffic jumps

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Target says its sales rose 1.9 percent at established locations in the third quarter as it worked to revive its business by strengthening flagship categories like clothing and children's products.

November 18, 2015 | | Nation


Switch insurance plans to pay less

WASHINGTON (AP) - Maybe an amiable gecko could help the Obama administration sell its health insurance overhaul.

November 18, 2015 | | Nation


FDA clears new heroin antidote

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Food and Drug Administration has approved an easy-to-use version of the life-saving drug that reverses heroin and prescription painkiller overdoses, as communities across the country grapple with a wave of drug abuse.

November 18, 2015 | | Nation


GOP: Close borders to Syrian refugees

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republicans urged an immediate closure of America's borders to Syrian refugees Tuesday, drawing angry denunciations from some Democrats and igniting an emotional debate about U.S. values in the wake of the deadly Paris terror attacks.

November 17, 2015 | | Nation


Paris attacks lead Americans to wonder about US safety

NEW YORK (AP) - From cafes in New York to tailgate parties in the heartland, the bloodbath in Paris is forcing Americans to ponder the awful possibility of terrorist attacks on "soft targets" in the U.S. such as restaurants, bars and other ordinary gathering spots.

November 17, 2015 | | Nation


French hunt 2nd fugitive, launch new airstrikes on IS

PARIS (AP) - French police hunted Tuesday for a second terrorist believed to have escaped after the bomb and gun massacres in Paris, while a U.S. official revealed that the suspected mastermind was part of an Islamic State cell that American intelligence agencies had been tracking for months.

November 17, 2015 | | Nation


Putin vows to hunt down, punish those who bombed Russian jet

MOSCOW (AP) - A somber President Vladimir Putin vowed to hunt down and punish those responsible for a bomb that brought down a Russian passenger jet last month, "wherever they are hiding." Intensified Russian airstrikes Tuesday hit the Islamic State group's stronghold in Syria that also is being pounded by the French military.

November 17, 2015 | | Nation


Salt Lake City elects its first openly gay mayor amid setbacks

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Former Utah lawmaker Jackie Biskupski on Tuesday became the first openly gay mayor of Salt Lake City, the capital of the conservative state where the Mormon church and a small town judge delivered setbacks last week to the LGBT community.

November 17, 2015 | | Nation


Foreign students in US up 10%

BOSTON (AP) - The number of international students studying at U.S. colleges increased by 10 percent last year, marking the largest single-year gain in 35 years, according to new federal data. Meanwhile, the number of Americans studying abroad grew by only 5 percent, falling short of expectations.

November 16, 2015 | | Nation


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Study: Whale and boat collisions is more common

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - A group of marine scientists says collisions of whales and boats off of the New England coast may be more common than ...

April 23, 2017 | | Nation


Burt Reynolds makes rare public appearance at film festival

NEW YORK (AP) - Robert De Niro helped Burt Reynolds onto the red carpet for the Tribeca Film Festival premiere of his new movie "Dog Years ...

April 23, 2017 | | Nation


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